Looking east along Kingston Pike from the intersection at Weisgarber Road, circa 1950. (Post Sign Company Photograph Collection.)
Bearden is one of Knoxville’s oldest and best-known communities, with an economically and culturally complex background and deep roots in the 19th century. The community remains a popular place to live, work, and shop, and includes multiple landmarks of more than local significance.
Except for some short monographs and personal memoirs, Bearden has never been the subject of a comprehensive history, description, or overview in book form.